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Acropolis Museum, Athens

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Established to preserve the rich heritage of ancient Greece, Acropolis Museum brings together thousands of artifacts found at the world-famous ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above Athens. Opened in 2009 just a short walk from this heritage-listed archaeological site, the museum exhibits nearly 4,000 objects, including items formerly held in storage or displayed by foreign museums. The collection focuses on statues from the 5th century BCE, widely regarded as the finest examples of ancient artistic achievement. The museum building, a major tourist attraction in itself, features exhibit spaces designed to give each artifact a clear historical context. Finish your visit at the second-floor restaurant, which offers panoramic views of the city's historical hills. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Acropolis Museum and many more Athens attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Athens day trip planner .
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  • Outside there is viewing points of Archaeological digs of ruins. The Museum has on the first floor an impressive set of marble statues from the Acropolis area. I enjoyed the explanations about the var...  more »
  • The new Acroplis Museum is definitely worth visiting. There are many sculptures and artifacts here that will help show what ancient athens was like. On the 3rd floor, the visitor can watch a video on ...  more »
  • It is crowded, but I am glad we got out of the heat for a view of some of the real relics. I hated all the tour groups, but you can go early and avoid some of the crush. The Caryatids are preserve her...  more »
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  • Modern, large and spacious with a large collection of ancient relics, many well restored. Photography is not allowed in some areas (on the ground and first floor right side) but not clearly seen. The movie on the Parthenon ( top floor ) is good. I think more such movies / visuals will make the museum more “alive” and interesting. The Lego model is also really cute - check the detailed notes. The restaurant and outside terrace is great. Note the opening times as they vary on some days.
  • A modern museum at the foot of the ancient Acropolis and home to sculptures from the golden age of Athenian history. The top floor Gallery is designed to eventually display all of the Parthenon original marbles, but at the moment only half are displayed. The rest are in battle with London to be returned from the British museum. I strongly believe that these should be returned to Athens displayed in this wonderful gallery overlooking the Acropolis Hill and the Parthenon – their original place.
  • A tasteful and modern approach to telling the story of Athena’s Temple complex and its importance in the classical world. Come and be inspired to about what Athena was to Athens and what she has become to the world. An excellent outdoor cafe, with good service staff. A beautiful view of the Acropolis and Parthenon. I appreciate hat no pictures are allowed here. Very respectful.
  • Definitely worth of your time. With just a five euros donation ticket you get to have an amazing journey through history and time. Ancient Greece 's wonders unwrap in your path, whilst you get to treat your self with a nice drink or lunch or dinner at the cafeteria located at the museum grounds. Enjoy!!! :-)
  • An absolute must-see in Greece! The first time we came we went to the Acropolis itself first, but now I know better 😉 this museum is a historical gem. Each floor has been carefully crafted to depict the different phases of ancient Greek history. Tip: it takes about 2 hours to see it all. If you can afford it, do go for an official tour guide. We had one this second time and it was worth every cent we paid.
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